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  1. #1
    ETBReefer05 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Starry Blenny

    Last week I purchased a Starry Blenny and he's been doing well munching on my native Algae, however, I wanted to supplement his diet with enriched Algae or Nori from an Asian market. I'd like advice on how to introduce the stuff to the guy so he'll eat it. I know veggie clip's are pretty popular, but since he usually grazes the rocks, wouldn't banding the Algae to a rock work a little better? I realize ALL fish are different, even fish of the same species, but I'm just taking suggestions so that I can try a wide spectrum of approaches.

    Thanks in advance!
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    adalius - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Waukesha, WI - USA
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    Probably best to try target feeding it first, maybe soak it in garlic solution. Then once he starts eating it from target feeding then try putting it in a clip on the rock he likes to graze on, then move it a little every time you feed him until it gets to the glass. You might get lucky just moving it to the glass right after target feeding so that's worth a try. If they like it and they can smell it they might go to it.

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    Frank143 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    My blenny ignores my nori clip. The only time he eats the nori is if it floats around the tank. Every now and then I will take a small peice off of the clip and grind it in between my fingers in the tank and it floats around the tank and eventually makes its way to the blenny.

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper

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    Seems like a pellet or flake food would work well. Those usually have some algae type component.

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    iyachtuxivm - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Just band it to a piece of rock and put it near where he normally grazes. And or Jims flaky idea (lol) ocean nutrition make a spirulina flake ALL my fish love even the leopard wrasse eats it.

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